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ZTE Says Security Patch for Score In the Works

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May 18, 2012, 7:28 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Handset maker ZTE has confirmed reports of a security hole in its Score Android smartphone and says a patch is being developed to plug the hole. "ZTE is actively working on a security patch and expects to send the update over-the-air to affected users in the very near future," ZTE said in a statement emailed to Reuters. "We strongly urge affected users to download and install the patch as soon as it is rolled out to their devices." Researchers discovered the security hole, which they are describing as a backdoor that could allow others to take control of the handset. ZTE and Chinese counterpart Huawei have struggled to make inroads with U.S. network operators due to security concerns, though the concerns center more on networking gear than with consumer devices.

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